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  • 2012 IEEE International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education (ICTEE) - Foreword

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  • Full Papers - ICTEE 2012

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  • A framework for interactive pattern based adaptive recommender agent using concept map for personalized e-learning: IPBARA

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    This paper addresses the issue of providing personalized user interface to e-learner under web based e-learning environment. A frame work, based on concept map trees, is proposed that intelligently tracks the learning pattern of an e-learner and helps the learner to attain his learning objective through the recommender agent. The system is expected to take certain period of adaptive training session to identify the various learning patterns prevailing in a web-based e-Learning environment. View full abstract»

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  • A model for evaluating the effectiveness of software engineering virtual labs

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    In modern society, software has been developed and applied to various fields such as in industry, academia as well as in everyday life. This brings a challenge of training a large number of software engineers in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. As the real-world problems are changing rapidly, software engineers of the 21st century face new challenges. In order to cope with the situation, the Software Engineering (SE) education has to be constantly reviewed and changes must be introduced. In our work, we have developed a virtual laboratory for SE course. The virtual labs can help in improving SE education and, in turn, in preparing SE students for professional careers. It is envisaged that the virtual lab will also help the SE educators in underprivileged educational institutions having lack of teaching resources, and who are willing to improve education at their institutions. One of the important issues that should be addressed is the evaluation of the effectiveness of learning SE by using virtual labs. We have proposed a conceptual model for evaluating effectiveness of SE virtual labs course. View full abstract»

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  • A novel approach for upgrading Indian education by using data mining techniques

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    Education is the backbone of all developing countries. Upgrading of the education system, upgrades the country to the world top ranking level. One of the major problems that the education system facing is predicting the behaviour of students from large database. This paper focus on upgrading Indian education system by using one of the techniques in Data mining namely clustering. Cluster analysis solves the given data into some meaningful groups. Normally the performances of the students can be classified into different patterns as normal, average and below average. In this paper we attempt to analyze student's data in different angle beyond the above indicated patterns through newly proposed UCAM (Unique clustering with Affinity Measures) clustering algorithm. View full abstract»

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  • A prominent approach to determine the excellence of students E-Dissertation using h-index and UCINET

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    An Impact Factor is one measure of the relative importance of a journal, individual article or scientist to science and social science literature and research. Each index or database used to create an impact factor uses a different methodology and produces slightly different results, revealing the importance of using several sources to judge the true impact of a journal's or scientist's work. In the web environment, impact factor is measured through the number of hyperlinks counts and number of WebPages. The concept of self-citation is replaced by self-links, i.e., the links within the websites and citation is replaced by in-links, i.e., the links coming outside the websites. As we know, WIF is the logical sum of external and self-link WebPages divided by number of web pages found on that particular websites. There are number of ways to find the impact of journal, paper, and Web sites etc. The proposed system is going to find impact factor of students E-Dissertation by using h-index and the related links of E-Dissertation represented diagrammatically by using UCINET software. This system is used to measure the quality of E-Dissertation. Most of the E-Dissertations are downloaded from the Web or required pages can read from the Web site itself. This was done by means of a citation analysis and a reader survey. For the citation analysis, impact factor, citing half-life, number of references per article, and the rate of self-references of a periodical were used as indicators. Webometric data have been collected through Yahoo! And Google search engines using special query syntax. View full abstract»

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  • A self directed adaptive e-portfolio architecture for learning

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    The learners of the new millennium prefer to be self-learners. They prefer self evaluation by taking self-test and creating their own knowledge after a learning session. Autonomy in the learning process is the key focus of the modern learning environment. This paper describes the architecture of a self-learning environment which incorporates adaptive and intelligent features in the learning process. A detailed analysis of the various adaptive learning techniques was carried out and implemented in the designed architecture. View full abstract»

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  • A study of multimedia & its impact on students' attitude

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    In present scenario we are facing a time of information evolution, in the ever changing world our teachers and students requires the right information from the right sources today. The present world is changing rapidly and the field of education is experiencing these changes in particular as it applies to Media Services. The old days of an educational institution having an isolated audio-visual department are long gone! The growth in use of multimedia within the education sector has accelerated in recent years, and looks set for continued expansion in the future. Teachers primarily require access to learning resources, which can support concept development by learners in a variety of ways to meet individual learning needs. The development of multimedia technologies for learning offers new ways in which learning can take place in schools and the home. Enabling teachers to have access to multimedia learning resources, which support constructive concept development, allows the teacher to focus more on being a facilitator of learning while working with individual students. Extending the use of multimedia learning resources to the home represents an educational opportunity with the potential to improve student learning. The elements used in multimedia have all existed before. Multimedia simply combines these elements into a powerful new tool, especially in the hands of teachers and students. Interactive multimedia weaves five basic types of media into the learning environment: text, video, sound, graphics and animation. Since the mode of learning is interactive and not linear, a student or teacher can choose what to investigate next. For example, one does not start on the first page of a linear document and read to the end. Interactive multimedia learning mode is more like constructing a spider's web, with one idea linked to another, allowing choices in the learner's path. The multimedia technologies that have had the greatest impact in education are those that augmen- the existing curriculum, allowing both immediate enhancement and encouraging further curriculum development. For example, the WWW serves as a storehouse of information that individual learners can search for subject matter content that specifically fits their learning agendas. In the context of the present study, the concept of smart classrooms does not completely do away with the traditional method of teaching. Rather it seeks to club the use of technology with conventional methods of teaching. The resultant product is a harmonious blend of the modern and the traditional. For instance, the teacher while teaching a lesson on volcanoes will supplement the information given in books by showing a video of how a volcano erupts. Educomp smart class is one of the applications of the ICT. Educomp smart class is transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. Educomp smart class is a digital initiative pioneered and invented by Educomp. Smart class provides a very systematic way of learning through curriculum and well equipped computer classes. Educomp smart class also provides a large repository of 3D animated modules and videos mapped to school curriculum. Frame by frame, with engaging and instructionally sound animated set of visuals while retaining complete control on the pace of delivery. The curriculum reach unfolds from kindergarten to grade twelve covering subjects like Mathematics, Science, English, EVS, Social Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Economics and Business Studies. The Educomp Smart Class programme has an overall positive impact on students more in terms of generating curiosity and grasping complex concepts rather than capturing attention, while it helps teachers in managing time. View full abstract»

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  • A study of primary teachers' attitude towards computer literacy

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    The study investigates the attitudes of primary teachers towards computer literacy with respect to their gender, educational qualifications and extent of experiences. The descriptive method of comparative type has been adopted for the present study. The sample of the present study comprises of primary teachers of Mehsana district of Gujarat state. A random stratified sampling technique has been employed. Computer literacy attitude was prepared after close consultation with his guide and experts of education field. The item analysis procedure has been introduced and reliability co-efficient has been evaluated to make the tool more reliable. The findings of the study show that there is no significant difference in the attitude of primary teachers towards computer literacy with reference to their gender, educational qualification. But there is significant difference in attitude of primary teachers towards computer literacy with reference to their experience. View full abstract»

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  • Accelerating educational technologies using software product lines

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    The need for educational technologies is present everywhere, to aid in teaching illiterates of India spread across 22 Indian Languages, computer literacy, vocational training, school education from K1 to K12, engineering education, and they occur as families to handle diverse content, multiple languages and varied contexts. Considering an average effort of 2 person years for developing a typical technology-driven solution, how much amount of effort is required to develop and maintain technology-driven solutions for a large scale and variety of systems based on varying content, language? Unfortunately, this challenge of developing and maintaining technology-driven solutions in Technology for Education (T4E) community is often seen as content development and infrastructure management, and software engineering ideas are seldom applied. In this poster, we briefly summarize our experience of mining a software product line from 9 existing eLearning Systems (for adult literacy). Software Product Lines (SPL) is an interesting paradigm to improve software productivity by focusing on a family of similar but distinct products tailored to customers' needs. We then present the need for a light-weighted, integrated approach to software product lines and briefly outline Lean Software Product Lines as a preliminary research direction to address the scale and variety inherent in educational technologies domain. View full abstract»

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  • ACM-learning architecture: A normative proposal for technology enhanced education for developing countries

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    Although technological advances offer new paradigms in e-learning, developing countries in the world are still unable to fully utilize the advantage of these improvements due to limited availability of these technologies, lack of proper management and infrastructure problems. In this paper, we propose a new multidisciplinary energy-efficient framework for Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in generic developing countries where students in range K-12 will be profited. Our proposed mechanism uses an Apps Centric Mobile (ACM) learning architecture as an improvement over conventional m-learning modules. We recommend the use of mobile and multimedia technology to reach the vast student population of under-developed countries to impart quality, cost-effective learning in an effective way extending learning beyond classrooms, student-centered learning and national competitiveness. View full abstract»

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  • Adoption of social media by Business Education students: Application of Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)

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    The new generation of students, especially Business Education students are undoubtedly net savvy. Their attendance in the regular classes may be less than hundred percent, but these students browse the net on multiple occasions on a single day! Especially Social networking sites are the most favored locations among the students. There are diverse opinions of the educationists on this trend. On one extreme, they say that social networking sites like Face Book and Twitter cause distractions and hence should be blocked on the campus networks. At the other extreme there is a belief that, this new communication platform can be used to facilitate superior education. In between these two extremes, there are many who are slightly pessimistic to cautiously optimistic. The research paper tries to add to the theoretical knowledge base pertaining to adoption of newer technology of Social Networking amongst the business students at NITIE, Mumbai (a premier MBA level B School in India), by applying Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). An empirical study was carried out using on-line survey research amongst 145 students of MBA. The major findings of the paper pertain to the relationship of independent variables (Perceived Ease of Use, Perceived Usefulness), Intervening Variable (Attitude) on Dependent Variable (Intention to Use). It is believed that the findings will be useful in understanding adoption phenomena better, so as to help the champions of ICT in education to take superior decisions based on them. View full abstract»

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  • An approach to second generation tag cloud for assessment of business search

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    With the growth of Information technology, a very efficient visualisation is highly needed. One of the way to achieve this is by the use of tag cloud. Tag clouds are text-based visual representations of a set of tags usually depicting tag importance by font size and color. Tag clouds are used not only for visualisation but also for navigation and retrieval of data. Various techniques and algorithms for tag presentation are already there. This paper presents models for creation of a dynamic 2nd generation tag cloud in circular fashion. This implies that the most relevant tag is displayed at the centre with highest size. And others surrounding it. Tag cloud is generated by using specific search criteria, with additional functionality's of 2nd generation, such as refinement of tag cloud on the basis of time and location. View full abstract»

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  • An educational website on interferometry

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    The present work describes a website designed for remote teaching of optical measurements using lasers. It enables senior undergraduate and postgraduate students to learn theoretical aspects of the subject and also have a means to perform experiments for better understanding of the application at hand. At this stage of web development, optical methods considered are those based on refractive index changes in the material medium. The website is specially designed in order to provide remote access of expensive lasers, cameras, and other laboratory instruments by employing a commercially available web browser. The web suite integrates remote experiments, hands-on experiments and life-like optical images generated by using numerical simulation techniques based on Open Foam software package. The remote experiments are real time experiments running in the physical laboratory but can be accessed remotely from anywhere in the world and at any time. Numerical simulation of problems enhances learning, visualization of problems and interpretation of results. In the present work hand-on experimental results are discussed with respect to simulated results. A reasonable amount of resource material, specifically theoretical background of interferometry is available on the website along with computer programs image processing and analysis of results obtained in an experiment. View full abstract»

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  • An evolutionary algorithm for forming mixed groups of learners in web based collaborative learning environments

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    Collaborative learning is a widely used technique in learning environments. Regarding the fact that learners vary in different aspects, and these differences affect the quality and quantity of interactions between them, it is important to group learners in a way that they can effectively cooperate. When only one criterion is considered in forming learning groups, it is not very difficult to create the groups manually, but it becomes complicated when more conditions and criteria are considered. Hence, varieties of algorithms have been proposed in order to ease the group formation process. In this paper, a new mechanism for forming learning groups is introduced. The proposed mechanism is an iterative process based on a genetic algorithm. Our algorithm is flexible to the number and type of the attributes. For different contexts, different set of attributes can be used to form learning groups. In fact, the instructor has the facility to choose different set of attributes and rank them based on their impact on forming well-structured groups. In addition, the iterative nature of the group formation process has let us to tune the threshold fitness value used in our GA, after each iteration step. Furthermore, a novel method for evaluating peers and learners is presented in this paper. The designed method discussed in this paper can be integrated into any web-based learning environment that supports collaborative activities. Currently we have implemented it on MOODLE. View full abstract»

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  • An intelligent question answering conversational agent using Naïve Bayesian classifier

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    In the current scenario, learning has taken a completely new dimension. New methods of teaching like E-learning and collaborative learning etc have computerized the learning process to a large extent. But the teachers' presence is still mandatory at all times. Also the current systems have low reliability so the teacher has to monitor them constantly. To solve this problem this paper introduces an automated question answering system. This proposed system answers the queries posted by the student in a more interactive way like a virtual teacher (chatbot system). The Q&A knowledge base can be accessed and modified by the instructor who could also know the areas where the students are more prone to doubts thus helping the student as well as the instructor. View full abstract»

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  • An object oriented approach to disseminate education by applying grid computing techniques in universities and educational institutions in India

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    Education is the cornerstone for the development of any economy based government. Globalization has been moved into the educational sector and digitization has strongly paved its way for education and now education is not only done through chalk and talk but also through e-learning in metropolitan areas. Knowledge dissemination can now be done through the digitized internet technologies. Each and every individual should reap the benefits of the education and research, which could be made possible by the recent technique called grid computing. This paper explores the various avenues available to empower the educational sector by utilizing the grid technologies in universities and represented as UML (Unified Modeling Language). View full abstract»

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